Langport Railway Cutting

Langport Railway Cutting

Langport Railway Cutting is a 0.5 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, notified in 1992. It is a Geological Conservation Review site

Gravels exposed at Langport Railway Cutting show scour-and-fill structures consistent with braided stream deposition. This site is of importance as one of the few permanently exposed localities for coldstage Pleistocene gravels in south Somerset and more particularly because it is the firstsite in Britain in which typical calcrete features have been recorded. As such it is of national significance and has considerable research potential.


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